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How to Use Leftover Ham: 11 Yummy Recipes


Updated November 18, 2015
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Country Ham and Cheddar BiscuitsAfter the holidays and other celebrations where large quantities of food is enjoyed, there's always the question of what to do with leftovers? Whether that be turning them into other dishes, throwing them into a casserole or even making them into a soup, there are plenty of options. In our collection, How to Use Leftover Ham: 11 Yummy Recipes, we'll show you that you can repurpose all your leftover ham into other delicious ham recipes that will taste like new. These 11 easy ham recipes are just what you need after the holidays. From baked ham recipes like the reader favorite recipe for Funeral Sandwiches, to ham recipes for breakfast, like our Baked Western Omelet, these recipes for leftover ham are sure to make your family happy, while saving you money and time at the store.


How to Use Leftover Ham:  15 Yummy Recipes Funeral Sandwiches


How to Use Leftover Ham: 11 Yummy Recipes


Country Ham Scalloped Potatoes (shown, left) 

Ordinary potato recipes become extraordinary when they're made with ham, onion and a creamy cheese sauce. They make an appetizing addition to just about any meal, heck you might just only need this dish to feed the family.

Funeral Sandwiches (shown, right)

There's nothing mournful about this delicious sandwich recipe. Funeral Sandwiches are ham and cheese baked sandwiches that are perfect as an appetizer or lunchtime meal. It will take you just five minutes to assemble the sandwiches, and they only bake for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted and the buns are perfectly browned.

Old Fashioned Ham Salad

Use up leftover ham with this Old-Fashioned Ham Salad recipe. It's made with just six ingredients and is super yummy. To get the right consistency, pulse the ingredients in a food processor. It should be chunky, not smooth. Serve it with crackers and Swiss cheese and dip in!

3-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake 

This easy, cheesy crescent roll recipe is super quick to throw together and tastes great. If you need a new easy casserole recipe, try out this 3-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Crescent Bake. It's a great way to make a bunch of sandwiches without any hassle. 

5-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Pockets 

When it comes to 20-minute meals, these 5-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Pockets are the ultimate easy dinner recipe to make when you don't have a dinner plan. They're super simple to make because they only require a few ingredients you probably already have on hand! Assembling this ham and cheese recipe only takes about 10 minutes, then just bake and enjoy

Baked Western Omelet 

Love the taste and the health benefits of eggs, but dont love standing over the stove to flip, stir, or babysit them as they cook? Introducing the Baked Western Omelet, which is an easy, hands-off and nutritious way to feed a group for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!

Ham and Mashed Potato Pot Pie 

This recipe for Ham and Mashed Potato Pot Pie is comfort food at its finest. This classic pot pie recipe is stuffed with corn, peas, carrots, mashed potatoes, and ham. The creaminess of the fillings give the inside of the crust the perfect soft texture, while the outside of the crust retains its delicious crispiness. 

5-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bake 

If you like buttery, flaky biscuits and easy casserole recipes that come together in a hurry, you'll love this 5-Ingredient Ham and Cheese Biscuit Bake. It's a pull apart bread recipe that's stuffed with ham and cheese, so each bite is cheesy and full of flavor.

Best Apple Ham Grilled Cheese 

To make this sandwich, I used Apple Butter with Petit Jean Smoked Ham, a variety of apples, and Muenster cheese. The flavors of this sandwich just scream fall. I love the contrast of the sweetness of the apple butter and apple with the gooey cheese and delicious smoked ham.

Country Ham and Cheddar Biscuits 

Biscuits are great, but they're even better when they're filled with something special. Country Ham and Cheddar Biscuits are not just plain biscuits. Cubed ham, Cheddar cheese, and green onions add flavor and texture to these biscuits and transform them from just a dinner roll to an appetizer. 

La Preferida Ham Salad 

If you're looking for a super easy and zesty spin on a deli salad, you've got to try this La Preferida Ham Salad. Made with La Preferida ingredients you know and love, this easy ham salad recipe is sure to wow any crowd. Combining diced ham, sweet corn kernels, chickpeas, lettuce, tomato, carrots, and avocado (among other ingredients), makes this deli salad a fiesta in a bowl that no one will be able to resist!


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Bonus Leftover Ham Recipes

You asked for it, so we've collected 5 more of our favorite leftover ham recipes. Whether you have ham left over from your Christmas dinner or just an everyday dinner, these left over ham recipes will surely please the family. We hope you enjoy them!


Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder


Ham, Potato and Cabbage Soup

Mouthwatering, traditional flavors come together in this delicious soup recipe. Ham, Potato and Cabbage Soup is great for a frigid day when you are looking for something to warm the body and the soul. A satisfying soup that is reminiscent of mom's kitchen, you'll eat bowl after bowl. It's a perfect recipe for leftover ham.

Creamy Ham and Potato Chowder (shown)

This loaded ham and potato chowder is the perfect comforting meal to make with leftover ham. It's packed with potatoes, corn, bacon and more, so it's hearty and filling!


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